ORIGINS OF THE ANTIQUE RUG
How do I remove wine stains?
Although wool is naturally resilient because of it's lanolin you may find yourself in need of some quick advice. Please refer to our tips guide below, but if despite your best efforts your stain is still present, please feel free to give us a call at 205-877-3232 and we'll help you to discover the best solution for your carpet.
Act quickly. Do not allow the stain to dry. Using a clean, damp, white cotton cloth, blot the stain carefully. At this point only blot the stain, you should simply try to draw the wine out of the rug with the cloth. Once you have up as much wine as possible mix together the following solution:
- 1/2 teaspoon clear dye-free, scent free, all-natural liquid dish soap
- 2 cups barely warm ( not hot) water
- Do not use hot water as this can open the fibers and cause the stain to set.
- Mix the solution together vigorously so
that the solution has plenty of suds.
- Using mostly the suds and very little of the water begin dabbing the stain starting
from the outer edges working in toward the center.
- Use straight strokes never rub in a circular motion.
- Once you have the area covered in suds let the solution sit on the area for 5 minutes.
- Go back over the area with a clean barely damp cloth to gently remove the suds.
- You may need to repeat this process several times to see improvement.
- If you cannot remove the stain at this point a professional carpet cleaner should be called.
Allow the area of the rug to dry completely. Often, placing a wooden step stool, a mixing bowl, or a shoe box under
the rug will allow the rug to dry both top and bottom.